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KMTC launches Kshs 14 million simulation laboratory

The Kenya Medical Training (KMTC), in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Gradian Health Systems has launched a Kshs 14 million Simulation Laboratory to train health workers for the country. The laboratory, the first of its kind in a Public Medical Training Institution, will help Kenya churn out critical care health workers needed in

COVAX and World Bank to accelerate vaccine access for developing countries 

COVAX and the World Bank will accelerate COVID-19 vaccine supply for developing countries through a new financing mechanism that builds on Gavi’s newly designed AMC cost-sharing arrangement. This allows AMC countries to purchase doses beyond the fully donor-subsidized doses they are already receiving from COVAX. COVAX will now be able to make advance purchases from

President Kenyatta launches Youth Army To fight Malaria in Kenya

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Thursday launched the Kenya Malaria Youth Army, a social movement that brings together young people from all the 47 counties of Kenya to champion malaria control and elimination in the country.  The Kenya Malaria Youth Army will support advocacy, communication, innovation, and community efforts geared towards ending malaria, improving maternal and

COVID-19 deaths in Africa surge more than 40% over previous week

Africa has recorded a 43% week-on-week rise in COVID-19 deaths, as hospital admissions increase rapidly and countries face shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds. Fatalities increased to 6273 in the week ending on 11 July 2021 from 4384 deaths in the previous week. Africa is now less than 1% shy of the weekly peak

33 former African Presidents appeal UK’s withdrawal of neglected tropical disease funding  

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a global success story, with 43 countries having eliminated an NTD. However, the UK government has decided to withdraw £150 million in funding to tackle these diseases – funding that would have delivered over 250 million treatments this year alone. In response, 33 former heads of state have called upon

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